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Sketching quickly and accurately

The value of being able to sketch accurrately Sketching what we see is a fine art and skill. It...
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The V&A Museum: a great place for inspiration

When in need of creative inspiration and ideas, I am often drawn to South Kensington to explore...
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A Climate of Possibilities...

A Climate of Possibilities.   How does one create this ‘Climate of Possiblities’ to have an...
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Modern art and my admiration of MC Escher

"A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your...

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  • A Climate of Possibilities...

    Val Wolstenholme Clay Art and Design Teacher (South West London) Picture A Climate of Possibilities.   How does one create this ‘Climate of Possiblities’ to have an environment condusive to creativity for students to develop and thrive. I believe the working space is important, however small it is ,the lighting can be good , the ambiance warm and welcoming ,have...
  • The Art of Calligraphy

    Nick Selensky Art and Design Teacher (Ipswich) Picture Time passes. The onset of the personal computer and mobile technology enables us to exchange information faster than ever before. Many, therefore, would assume that quills, dip pens, and other traditional methods of writing have become obsolete. But they would be very wrong in saying so, as this...
  • Modern art and my admiration of MC Escher

    Rigby: Royal College of art Art and Design Teacher (West London) Picture "A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your 'reptiles' you have given such a striking illustration of 'reincarnation'. I replied, 'Madam, if that' the way you see it, let it be it'." M.C Escher, 1964. Art, I believe, is firstly about certain...

 

  • Using children's drawings as inspiration

    Dideko Art and Design Teacher (West London) Picture When the camera was invented, photography started coming into every part of our lives. In a similar way the simple drawings of children are more than just some lines and spots painted on a white A4 size paper (which very often end up in the bin). Few drawings survive from our childhood, but if...
  • Sketching quickly and accurately Editor's Pick

    Pam Williams Art and Design Teacher (South West London) Picture The value of being able to sketch accurrately Sketching what we see is a fine art and skill. It broadens and develops our awareness of our surroundings, both in education and business. The value of sketching is an easily accessible learning tool. Regardless of age or occupation, it is a useful...
  • Review on 'Defining Beauty' at the British Museum Editor's Pick

    Art and Design Teacher (East London) Picture In a metaphoric sense, The British Museum’s exhibition is an event of human bodies confronting the ideals of a different set of human bodies from eras 2000 years apart. We, dwellers of our technology-obsessed time that worships the robotic and prizes the latest touch screen sensations, have come...